I trained as a doctor and GP, but also as a homoeopathic and later an osteopathic practitioner and musculoskeletal physician (www.professordavidpeters.com/). From 1990 until 2005 I directed the complementary therapies development programme at Marylebone Health Centre (MHC). This Central London NHS primary care unit was set up in 1986 to develop new approaches to inner city healthcare (1). I am one of the founding faculty of the University of Westminster’s School of Integrated Health where I am Professor of Integrated Healthcare and its Clinical Director. I chaired the Advisory Group of the Prince of Wales’ Foundation for Integrated Health (2) and was a trustee of the Foundation until 2006.
I have co-authored or edited five books about integrated healthcare: The Encyclopaedia of Complementary Medicine, The Complete Guide to integrated Medicine, Understanding the Placebo Response in Complementary Medicine and Integrating Complementary Therapies: a practical workbook for Primary Care. The fifth book New Medicine was published by Dorling Kindersey in August 2005 (and in the USA in March 2007). I am Editor in Chief of this comprehensive attempt by a group of international authorities to explore the potential for conventional, psychological and complementary approaches to work together appropriately. I am Chair of the British Holistic Medical Association – an open association of mainstream and complementary practitioners concerned to support the development of holistic healthcare (BHMA.org) - and Editor of its Journal of Holistic Healthcare.
Aug 2005 Developing clinical placements (HEIFE 2 £10,000)
Jan 2004 Consolidating consensus on clinical governance of CAM (Dept of Health
Mar 2003 Developing online pilot care pathway: back pain (Dept of Health £30000)
Sept 2002-3 Consolidating a CT clinical governance network (Dept of Health £26000 over
July 2002-3 Consolidating NHS clinical placements (Dept of Ed - £10000 over 12 months)
July 2002-4 Consolidating SIH links with the NHS (Quintin Hogg Trust £31,800 over 2
Aug 2001- Developing NHS clinical placements (Dept of Ed £25000 over 12 months)
Jan 2001- Developing a CT clinical governance network (Dept of Health £35000 over 12
Nov 2000-3 Nutraceuticals adverse events database (TCS £196,000 2 years)
My R&D interests include the role of non-pharmaceutical treatments in mainstream medicine, wellbeing – particularly in long term conditions - and the development of integrated practitioners and integrative practice.
Developing research around wellbeing and selfcare. including the role of non-pharmaceutical complex interventions in mainstream medicine, wellbeing – particularly in long term conditions - and the development of integrated practitioners and integrative practice.
This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.
Peters, David (2012) Editorial: Healthy ageing: a question of sustainability. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 9 (2). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Peters, David (2012) The placebo response in migraine treatment. In: Fernández-de-las-Peñas, César and Chaitow, Leon and Schoenen, Jean, (eds.) Multidisciplinary management of migraine: pharmacological, manual, and other therapies. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Sudbury, Maryland, pp. 313-326. ISBN 9781449600501
Peters, David (2011) Compassion: a call to action. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8 (3). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Peters, David (2011) Medicine at the tipping point. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8 (2). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Peters, David (2011) Working at the (double-) edge. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8 (1). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Cheshire, Anna and Polley, Marie J. and Peters, David and Ridge, Damien T. (2011) Is it feasible and effective to provide osteopathy and acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal problems in a GP setting? A service evaluation. BMC Family Practice, 12 (49). p. 1. ISSN 1471-2296
Rankine, Susan and Peters, David and Ridge, Damien T. (2011) GPs make the NICE 2009 back pain guidelines work for patients in difficult financial times? In: College of Medicine Annual Conference, 19 May 2011, Mansion House, London. (Unpublished)
Peters, David (2010) Transforming medicine by integrating – what? Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 7 (3). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Peters, David (2010) Soft skills and added value. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 7 (2). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
Peters, David (2010) The art and science of wellbeing: creating the new politics of health. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 7 (1). p. 2. ISSN 1743-9493
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